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Christmas Countdown: DIY Christmas Favors

On the seventh day of Christmas, aside from some swans-a-swimming there were some fun, easy, and personalized ways to spice up your Christmas wedding favors…DIY style Christmas cookies!

You don’t have to be a master chef for this (trust me, I’m far from it)…although being a half decent baker or semi-crafty in general doesn’t hurt! But even if you are none of the above, you can pull this one off!

So one of my very favorite ideas for any wedding is to DIY on the favor front! This goes for any season but I just can’t help myself especially for Christmas weddings to feel the need to put a personal touch on a special day. You may not think you’ll have the time…but find it because this is a de-stressing activity perfect to take your mind off all the other wedding crazies! I’d recommend obviously not choosing more than one type of cookie here…I realize you won’t have that much time…so pick your favorite to either serve your guests for an after dinner but before dessert surprise or for your favors! You can package these yourself using cute plastic bags, throwing a tables worth in adorably red and sparkly take out boxes (see below) or just keep them on a plate for each table to grab on the way out! The possibilities are endless!

I made all of these cookies (and more!) in one weekend with a little bit of help from my family.. but they are all from scratch and came out beautifully which is why for the seventh day of Christmas I wanted you all to have some faith in your own DIY Christmas cookie skills and indulge in these fun favors…if I could do it, so can you!!

For the inspired…our recipes came from all different places (see bottom of post for links!)

 

Chocolate & Peppermint Chip Cookies – Culinary Concoctions by Peabody
Sugar Cookies – Betty Crocker
Gingerbread Cookies – Passed down and down! Email us for a copy!
Shortbread Cookies – Sweet Lavender Bake Shoppe
Pecan Shortbread – Pudge Factor
Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies – Bakers Royale
Chocolate Cherry Cordials – Dash Recipes

Credits: My own photos

Christmas Countdown: The Reds and the Greens

On the 8th day of Christmas, we’re full of the seasonal spirit and some of my favorite (Christmas wedding) things. Like what? Well keeping with only the true Christmas colors today – red and green, we are creating a visual wedding full of Christmas must-haves for any celebration. From the flowers (first and eighth photos), to the fashion (check out these fabulous rain boots for a warm and maybe rainy Christmas wedding – third photo), the food (sorry… I did it again – macarons… second and seventh photos) the paper (fifth and ninth photos), and the details…an adorable red and green ring bearer pillow (forth photo).

Here’s to the fun reds and the trendy greens for some of our favorite Christmas wedding ideas…

 

Credits: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Les Macarons, Project Wedding, The Plunge Project, Etsy, Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive, Pastry Pixels, Belle the Magazine, Etsy

Christmas Countdown: A Purple Christmas

We’re down to single digits on our Christmas countdown… and on the 9th day of Christmas we’re going purple. No white Christmas here, instead we’re bringing a little color to the holiday season. These days, we can’t get enough of purple at weddings. It seems like every time I turn around there’s another purple bridesmaids dress, purple palette, the whole works. But while purple is such a popular winter color, we don’t see it as much during the lead up to Christmas… but it can be a perfect holiday color. Bright, vibrant, and not red…

So because there is just too much purple to choose from we’ve got it all today.. from how to decorate a white Christmas tree purple for your reception, to paper ideas, dessert ideas (macarons obviously – my favorite), floral inspiration, fashion for the ladies and the groom, and I even threw in a peacock inspired boutonniere… because purple is that fabulous of a Christmas color that a peacock boutonniere is okay.

 

 

Credits: California Closets Blog, Etsy, Zsa Zsa Bellagio, Craving This, Etsy, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine, Pinterest via IMG Fave, Belle the Magazine, High Tea Style, Pinterest via Inspired By This, I Love Southern Weddings MagazineI Love Southern Weddings Magazine, EtsyThe Wedding Hunter via 100 Layer Cake, I Love Southern Weddings Magazine, Wedding NYAEtsy, Wedding Wire

Christmas Countdown: The Red & Black Palette

On the 11th day of Christmas…we decided to spice things up with a non-traditional spin on a Christmas wedding palette.. Red and black! Because who chooses red and black for Christmas? But why not! If you don’t want to be Christmas over the top, there are plenty of ways to make your guests feel a part of the holiday season without throwing them over the Christmas edge. And one way is by incorporating a bit of the typical Christmas color palette but putting your own spin on it. This doesn’t have to be red and black, it could be practically red or green paired with anything. The key is to have a hint of the holiday season but not an overboard holiday wedding.

So to spread some cheer today, our red and black wedding palette includes pretty touches like a bouquet with hints of red and black (try poppies – they make for a beautiful surprise bouquet)  – first photo, a red and black paper scheme including the menu cards, and invites – a few different choices below – second, third, fifth, eighth, ninth, and tenth photos, some fashionable touches… ruby red earrings – forth photo, flashy red heels – sixth and eleventh photos and last but not least… a red and black boutonniere for the groom – seventh photo!

 

 

Credits: Stem Floral, Victor Sizemore Photography, Etsy, Ruby Plaza, Etsy, Stacy Able Photography, EtsyThe Knot, Etsy, Etsy, Etsy

Christmas Countdown: The Engagement Shoot

The 12th day of Christmas has arrived and today we took a few favorite Christmas engagement picture ideas to inspire the brides who may not want a Christmas wedding but could do with Christmas engagement photos! So here’s to enjoying different parts of your wedding during the Christmas holiday season!

 

 

Credits: Bippity Boppity BooBrides, Green Wedding Shoes, Floridian WeddingsStyle Me Pretty, Fairmount Photo, Bridal Guide, Grey Likes Weddings